Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wind is the New Nuclear
Aren't those wind turbines beautiful, out there in the pristine wilderness, with a rainbow! Well, the guy next door doesn't like it! He's a rich cottager, who made all his money in the city, sucking off nuclear power, and wants to move to the country. He's the same guy who would bitch about a nuclear waste facility going in next door.
And so these people have united to oppose wind power, with the same intensity once reserved for nuclear plants. I tend to be with them. If we want to go all wind power, we have to give up air conditioning, and have electricity 30% of the time, even when we don't want it! We'd need so many wind towers, you wouldn't be able to see all the electrical power towers we'd need to add, since they would have wind turbines on them!
A wind turbine is cute all by itself, and maybe the bats and birds are smart enough to go around it. A zillion wind turbines would destroy all the bats, and the bigger birds, such as the Peregrine Falcon.